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breaking overnight. tom hayden, activist and agitator for over 50 years, a leading voice for peace and one-time husband of jane fonda, has died at the age of 76. away from the election, barn storming the battleground states and a big admission from team trump. a bus crash. it killed 13 and injured 31. and an all out man hunt is underway after an suspect shoots two officers in oklahoma. and bill murray busted with a major lifetime achievement award. "early today" starts right now. >> good monday morning, i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera. good to be with you.
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one of america's most vocal liberal voices of the 1960s and beyond has died. tom hayden, the author, activist, agitator, and one-time husband of jane fonda passed away after a long illness, according to his wife, barbara williams. he organized demonstrations that rocked the nation, some turning violent, including one that resulted in the notorious chicago seven trial. he also found fame as an author and esteemed lecturing. posts in california politics. much more later on "today." tom hayden, dead at the age of 76. and now for the race to the white house with just 15 days to the election, the presidential candidates are in an all out sprint until the final votes are cast. barn storming the country in an effort to push their closing arguments. but a new abc poll now has hillary clinton leading by double digits.
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the trail, his campaign manager now concedes they are behind clinton. gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: with him down 12 points nationally to hillary clinton, even veteran republican strategists can see it's very difficult to see a win. >> i don't see it happening. maybe it could but i doubt in the just over two weeks we have left, conducting the kind of campaign he is conducting. >> reporter: on "meet the press" acknowledged he was behind, blaming the clinton campaign's onslaught of negative ads. >> she has tremendous advantage. the former president, her current president, first lady, all more popular than she can hope to be. >> reporter: trump staying on message, insisting the system is rigged against him. >> he will accept it 100% if it's fair. >> reporter: trump fiercely denying the claims of the 11
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misconduct saying he will sue them and predicting the allegations won't hurt him. >> we're going to do so well with the women it's crazy. >> his answer parodies on saturday night live. >> i'm completely innocent. i've said this before and i i'll say it again, nobody has more respect for women than i do. [ laughing ] >> reporter: now, trump has also threatened lawsuits against newspapers like the "new york times" that have published the accounts of the accusers. >> a lawsuit has yet to be looking past trump and has set her eyes on the senate. unleashing a barrage of attacks against republican senate candidates in key battlegrounds across the country, even using barack obama to do so. >> now, how much more does pat toomey need to hear? if he doesn't have the courage to stand up to donald trump after all of this, can you be sure he'll stand up for you when it counts against powerful
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in washington fighting for tax breaks for all companies and billionaires like the koch brothers. voted again and again to defund planned parenthood, threatened to shut down the government, progress is on the ballot. stability is on the ballot. tolerance is on the ballot. justice is on the ballot. >> out of the 34 senate races, the battle for congress is down to six states, with republicans defending five. clinton plans t candidates in the final weeks of the campaign, even joining first lady michelle obama on the trail this week. and the race is being decided each and every day. in fact, over 4 million voters have gone to the polls. with several million expected over next two weeks. and today on the trail, hillary clinton campaigns with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren in new hampshire, while her vp pick, tim kaine, tours through florida. president obama will be on hand for a clinton fund-raiser in california as joe biden stumps
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barnstormed through florida why mike pence takes north carolina. at this moment, a manhunt is under way in oak for this man. that is michael dale vance jr., who police say was last seen some 8 1/2 hours ago. he's believed to have shot two officers as they were responding to a 911 call. he was seen car jacking and shooting a woman with an ak-47 before taking off. the injuries the woman suffered were not life another suspect has been arrested but vance remains at large. authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward. >> tragic news out of california. 13 people are dead and 31 injures following a massive accident fall vaiving a charter bus and a tractor trailer. the bus was heading to los angeles when it slammed into the back of a tractor trailer traveling about 5 miles per hour due to traffic. police say the bus was going so fast, they went about 15 feet
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be identified, was among those killed. morgan ratferred has more. >> investigators scouring the twisted wreckage after this tour bus slammed into the back of a big rig. firefighters pulling victims from the wreckage. it happened just after 5:00 a.m. when the tour bus lefts the red earth casino in salton sea beach, headed to los angeles and rear ended a semi truck on interstate 10 in palm springs. >> authorities w a apart the bus and the back of the big rig where you can see they're actually cutting out piece of the truck, the cargo inside smashed and shredded. >> the cause still unknown. >> in almost 35 years, i have never been to a crash where there's been 13 confirmed fatal sdnlts. so it's tough. it's tough for all of us. >> it is the media deal that's got global implications for investors and literally billions of people around the world. >> landon dowdy joins us for
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could have an impact on wall street today. stocks could trade harder on that and a whole host of other news. as for the $85 billion deal, it's spacking called by u.s. lawmakers and presidential candidates for tough scrutiny by lawmakers. meanwhile, good news for drivers. gas prices are down for the first time in nearly three months. the average price of regular unlead the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon. analysts say that's partly due to lower fuel demand this time of year. if you're looking for world series tickets, get set to pay up. the average listing price on stubhub for game three in chicago is more than $3,500. if you're cheering on the indians in cleveland, you could pay about $1,200 for a ticket at progressive field. back over to you.
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weed's on the ballot in more states in this election, but one group's operation just went up in smoke. we're talking about weed world candies. their rv caught fire while traveling across the delaware memorial bridge. the rv, as you can see, completely destroyed. the owner of weed world candies tells nbc $50,000 of merchandise was destroyed as they sell weed flavored edibles in those loud green vehicles. >> just ahead, could you be in big trouble for taking a selfie at the ballot box? the answer may shock you. >> first, steve has a look at our week ahead. how are we doing? >> we have rainy weather on the west coast. not always what you want to wake up to on monday. heavy rain here, but the rain is needed. especially in central and southern california where extreme to exceptional drought
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go through the week this week. look at all this rainfall. 2, 3, 4 inches of rain in a lot of these spots and it certainly is needed. that's a quick look at 90s. it's going to be a raiy day out there, but at least it's needed across much of california. >> thank you very much. just ahead, out rage over the pentagon asking some california national guardsmen to repay their signing bonuses. >> "early today" is back in two. tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto?-
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selfies and sharing them online for weeks now. but before grabbing the phone and snapping away, make sure to check your state law first. that's because over a dozen states say those selfies are illegal and can carry potential fines. in some cases, even jail terms. the question to ask, is it okay to take a picture of your ballot in your state? we put up a map for you where you get some guidance. 18 states have laws against sharing any photo of your ballot. swing states like north carolina, nevada, and florida are among those. 12 state where selfies fall into a gray area that's somewhat prohibiting or unclear. for instance, arizona has a law that bans photographs within 75 feet of your polling place but you're allowed to share your completed ballots online. included in those are ohio and pennsylvania. 20 states and the district of columbia do not have laws against ballot selfies. in fact, just last month, california governor jerry brown
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barring voters from showing people their marked ballots. when you're in the voting booth november 8th, make sure you know the law. you don't want to go to jail for voting. >> leading the news, california lawmakers are condemning the pentagon after the department of defense ordered nearly 10,000 national guard soldiers to repay their enlistment bonuses from over a decade ago. those often reached $15,000 or more. kevin mccarty says the pentagon and congress deaths and calls the pentagon's demands disgraceful. >> that would have been long spent if i had it. >> police in madeira, california, are searching for suspects who opened fire on one of their own in a car chase. >> the dramatic moments capture on the officer's dash cal. cops tell nbc a suspect fired nine times add the officers' car. moments later, four more shots
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windshield of the cop car. a civilian in the officers' car who was there as part of a ride-along program was injured. the officer was not. authorities say the suspects ditched the vehicle. a search of it and the surrounding area produced a gun and other evidence police hope will help them catch the suspects. >> one of those did you see that happen, on nfl the other day. a showdown that had fans pulling out their hair after the cardinals and seahawks dueled it out in regular and head to o.t. chance to close it to win the game. >> it hits the upright. it's no good. >> no good. it hits the upright. can you believe the disappointment on the fans' faces. now it's the seahawks turn to ice the game, and they have a 28-yard attempt with just seven seconds on the clock. here's what happened.
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>> amazing. no winner. game ends in a tie, but this final could have had major implications for both teams trying to make the playoffs. this is one of those "are you kidding me" moments. >> a lot of people are trying to figure out how two kickers miss those. >> isis may be looking pass iraq to their next caliphate, plus, new information coming in about a deadly plane crash in malta. late breaking details ahead. d cool. ah! what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh! this is awkward. new mucinex fast-max clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. and clear your worst cold symptoms. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. campbell's one dish recipes.
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fast forwarding today. authorities in california will hold a press conference with the national transit safety board following the tour bus crash that left at least 13 people dead in palm spring's california. the cause of the accident is not known, but the speed in which the bus was driving was, quote, significant. >> a public memorial service will be held in new hampshire for five teens kille wrauk-way crash in vermont. the teens were killed when a man attempting to flee from police stole a cruiser and collided with their car. >> today, florida voters can head to the polls. early voting begins today with locations against the sunshine state open between now and november 6th. turnout is expected to break records. overseas defense secretary ash carter made a surprise visit to iraq this weekend. he says although he is encouraged by the progress of the operation, the international
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a, quote, desperate need for stabilization and reconstruction. isis is attempting to establish a caliphate in afghanistan. richard engle joins us live from erbil, iraq. are reports that isis has launched a new attack on an iraqi town. what can you tell us about that? >> well, isis is trying a variety of different strategies. they have fighters who are d a senior iraqi official said that there are probably 5,000 fighters in the city, among them, 1,500 foreign fighters. they also have been spreading out, some of the militants in the towns and villages around the city of mosul itself. that's one front. and they're planning to defend it and already are defending it. then there is the terrorist attacks that isis has been launching, particularly we saw one just a few days ago in
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tactic, and then today, in central iraq, an area that had largely been not pacified, but an area where isis had been cleared out already, we see the militants going on the offensive there as well. so it seems that isis is trying to deflect attention away from mosul by launching these terrorist attacks outside of its area of comfort and reigniting old war zones. >> richard engle live for us in erbil, iraq. thank you for at biden's face when he finds two quarters is absolutely priceless. we have the pictures to prove it. plus, were you one of those celebrating national pantsuit day? you're watching "early today." ? making a cake! uh oh. i don't see cake, i just see mess. it's like awful. it feels like am not actually cleaning it up. what's that make mommy do? (doorbell) what's that? swiffer wetjet. this is amazing.
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restaurant, and of course, you know the internet is going to have a lot of fun with that. the memes getting under way. even the vice president gets excited about finding two quarters. not just us. >> heart beat away from the presidency and your day is made by two quarters. >> nearly 200 pantsuit clad people took to the streets to take part in a flash mob in support of hillary clinton. they say it was inspired by the original pantsuit power saturday was also dubbed national pantsuit day where clinton supporters can put on their hillary inspired clothing and participated in election events across the country. so when it comes to the pantsuit, needless to say --? they're always fashionable. >> a big honor for funny man bill murray. that's coming up next. you're watching "early today."
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and good morning. welcome back. this is a travel map you want to see on monday. most locations in the sunshine here. your big connecting cities. chicago, 56 and sunshine. dallas, 84. atlanta will be nice at 81. the trouble spots today would be and also some wind in new york city. back over to you guys. >> thanks for that. >> breaking news. five people have died after their small aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at malta's international airport. officials say there was no explosion prior to impact. the flight, though, was part of a french customs surveillance operation to track human and drug trafficking routes across the mediterranean. it was scheduled to return to malta within hours without landing in third countries.
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facing the horrific scene. malta's worst peace time aircraft incident. >> chaos erupted in venezuela. the opposition led assembly vowed to put him on trial after a cancellation of the referendum against the president. protesters stormed in chanting the assembly fall. venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented economic crisis with shortages of food, medicine, and other basic essentials. >> the national debate on race and patriotism has taken a turn after a singer chose to kneel while performing the national anthem before the game between the miami heat and the philadelphia 76ers. ? whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous
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matter shirt, calling the movement a rallying cry against racial injustice in the country. the miami heat said it was unaware of her plan to protest. >> bill murray was honored with the mark twain prize last night. upon accepting one of comedy's most significant honors, he got laughs after passing it to an audience member and telling her to pass it around. just a few of those who were in the event will air this friday on pbs. >> great to see, when you have something like that on a huge honor, when you're a comedian, naturally, you find a way to make it funny. >> congratulations to him. what a turnout as well. i'm excited to watch that friday night. all right, everyone. i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera. thank you for being with us on "early today." hope your day and your week is off to a great start. we'll see you both right back
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voters packed early voting sites over the weekend castingings ballots there. is one thing you shouldn't do at the polls. find out what could get you in trouble ahead. plus -- >> donald trump is talking about how the game is rigged. i got to say that means he's losing. >> kim: president in las vegas. you heard the commander in chief in his own words. still to come what he's saying about agent ankerites and her opponent. >> dana: what went wrong? more than a dozen people killed in this bus accident just a short drive from las vegas. the reason officials say they've never seen anything like it
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>> dana: early voting has just begun in the state of florida. >> kim: we're hoping to bring you live coverage out of miami this morning since i just heard nbc talking about that location moments ago on the east coast version of "the today we are kicking things off with weather talk. we have weather to talk about on this monday morning. >> kelly: wind and rain started to move in yesterday evening and we're still dealing with that. we're going to take a look at the radar and where it's coming

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